"Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth" Chapter 3 guest Kidada

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Kidada from Los Angeles, California
At age 33, Kidada was struggling to reconcile her career and life goals with the teachings of A New Earth. Although the book resonated deeply with her, she resisted letting go of the form entirely.

"If everything in form is an illusion, it feels really disenchanting," she said over Skype. "I'm at a point in my life where I have goals. I'm excited about my career. I want to have kids. I want to meet a great partner. And if it's all illusion, where's the fun?"

According to Eckhart, her age might have been responsible for some of the disconnect. He explained that many concepts would take on a different meaning at a later time when she found the forms in her life were no longer satisfying. Eckhart himself admitted that if he had read A New Earth when he was 20 years old, he wouldn't have understood the truth in it.

For the time being, though, he advised her not to focus on things that could mean greater fulfillment or to identify too much with the forms in her life.

"This is not to take the joy out of life," Eckhart said. "It's to really deepen the way in which you live rather than living on the surface of things and expecting fulfillment through relatively superficial things."

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